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American English: /ˈpɛrənt/
British English: /ˈpɛːr(ə)nt/

Translation of parent in Spanish:


  • my/his parents
    mis/sus padres
    the adopting parents
    los padres adoptantes
    it has to be signed by a parent
    tiene que firmarlo uno de los padres
    many of the children have only one parent
    muchos de los niños provienen de hogares or familias monoparentales
    the responsibility of being a parent
    la responsabilidad que conlleva el ser padre/madre or el tener hijos
    parents' day
    día (masculine) de puertas abiertas para los padres
    parents' meeting
    reunión (feminine) de padres
    reunión (feminine) de padres y apoderados (Chile)
    (before noun) (plant/birds)
    parent company o corporation
    sociedad (feminine) or empresa (feminine) matriz
    Example sentences
    • By tissue culture methods, these can then be used for the regeneration of another plant like the parent.
    • The three propagation methods above will produce a new lily plant identical to the parent.
    • For an animal parent to neglect its own offspring would therefore be for it to behave contrary to its nature.

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